HSC Responds to HSUS Puppy-Mill Bust

Posted on: January 20, 2020

The Humane Society of Charlotte stepped in to help animals in need for the second time this winter (see photos here!)

On Wednesday, January 15, 2019 a home in Laurens County, SC was raided on suspicion of a puppy mill operation and more than 150 animals were discovered. The Humane Society of the United States was on hand to provide support and several shelters in the surrounding area of the state stepped in to help rescue the animals.

Vice President of Operations, Libby Jones and team travelled to Anderson, SC on Friday, January 17 and returned to Charlotte with 23 chihuahuas. HSC’s newest arrivals include six senior dogs, three 2-month old puppies, two 6-month old puppies, and twelve adult dogs of varying ages. All the of the chihuahuas arrived to warm beds and gentle snuggles from the Humane Society of Charlotte staff.

The 23 chihuahuas received around-the-clock care upon arrival to HSC and most headed out to HSC’s outstanding foster program the same day they arrived to receive some much needed TLC. Each animal will undergo medical and behavioral assessments and have an individualized care plan to ensure healing prior to adoption.

These little ones will be made available for adoption as soon as they are able, so keep an eye on the HSC website for more information!

In the meantime, please consider making a donation that will go directly to helping for the care of these animals.

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